SPECIAL ASSEMBLY MEETING
THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKA
March 26, 2020  6:00 PM

Assembly Chambers - Municipal Building
Meeting No. 2020-12 

 

I.CALL TO ORDER / ROLL CALL
II.APPROVAL OF AGENDA
III.PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS
IV.AGENDA TOPICS
A.Telephonic Public Participation

See attached for instructions on how to call in to testify.

B.Resolution 2887 A Resolution Repealing Resolution 2883(am) and Temporarily Amending Resolution 2862 Related to the Assembly Rules of Procedure and COVID-19.

State of Alaska Health Mandate 9, issued on March 23, prohibits gathering of ten or more people. This resolution amends the Assembly Rules of Procedure to comply with Mandate 9. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments in writing and follow any meeting remotely.

The City Manager recommends the Assembly adopt this resolution.
C.Emergency Ordinance 2020-17 An Emergency Ordinance Authorizing the Manager to Execute a Campground Lease Agreement with AJT Mining Properties, Inc.

The CBJ has been planning to relocate the Thane Campground to a better location. However, COVID-19 pandemic has created an emergency for the campground now. People experiencing homelessness need another option other than the emergency shelter. This ordinance would authorize the Manager to sign a lease with an indemnification clause, so people experiencing homelessness can camp closer to services instead of staying at the emergency shelter. CBJ Charter 9.13 prohibits the CBJ from executing contracts with an indemnification clause unless the Assembly authorizes it by ordinance.

 

The emergency ordinance is justified because the CBJ anticipates it will need immediate access to a campground location near downtown to minimize spread of COVID-19 in the emergency shelters. CBJ Charter 5.4 authorizes the Assembly to adopt an emergency ordinance at the meeting in which it is presented if at least six Assemblymember vote in favor.

 

An emergency ordinance can only last 180 days. Because the lease contemplated for this campground could be in effect for longer than 180 days, a companion regular ordinance will be presented within 180 days.

The City Manager recommends the Assembly adopt this ordinance.
D.COVID-19 Update and Actions

EOC Update

Economic Assistance Options

E.Ordinance 2020-15: An Ordinance Amending the Continuity of Government Code to Improve City and Borough of Juneau Procedures for Emergencies.

A continuity of government code was created in 1962 during the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis when communities were concerned about physical attacks. While the underlying concepts in the continuity of government code remain relevant today—like designation of successors for certain municipal officers—some code provisions are outdated. This ordinance would modernize the continuity of government code to provide the current form of City & Borough of Juneau government better code authority to deal with emergencies other than physical attacks.

This ordinance was heard at the March 13, 2020, Assembly Human Resources Committee and referred to this meeting for further review.

The City Manager recommends the Assembly set this ordinance for introduction at the next regular or special Assembly meeting.
F.Ordinance 2020-16: An Ordinance Amending the Civil Defense Code to Improve City and Borough of Juneau Procedures for Emergencies.

Chapter 03.25 was originally created in 1967. This ordinance would amend Chapter 03.25, the Civil Defense Organization chapter to be consistent with current emergency management practices.

This ordinance was heard at the March 13, 2020 Assembly Human Resources Committee and referred to this meeting for further review.

The City Manager recommends the Assembly set this ordinance for introduction at the next regular or special Assembly meeting.
V.ADJOURNMENT

ADA accommodations available upon request: Please contact the Clerk's office 72 hours prior to any meeting so arrangements can be made to have a sign language interpreter present or an audiotape containing the Assembly's agenda made available. The Clerk's office telephone number is 586-5278, TDD 586-5351, e-mail: city.clerk@juneau.org